Furnishings and home decor – Runner-Up
Made in Calgary
$1,500 to $2,500
Avenue staff and the furnishings and decor category judges were more than a bit taken aback to find that a coffin had been submitted in the “furnishings” category. But it quickly became clear that the beautiful workmanship and innovative concept of the Flat Furniture Last House made it too unique and intriguing to not include. Custom-fitted to the deceased, the coffin consists of eight simple flat-packed plywood components coated in beeswax and bound by organic cotton rope. Rope crossing along the top creates a fastener for mementos and flowers. The Last House reimagines what a coffin can be, offering a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to a product most of us don’t think about, but will need at some point.
Photograph: Jared Sych | Writer: Nathan Kunz
Winners and Runners-Up in the Furnishings and Home Decor Category:
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